Punjab MDG Report 201101 Aug 2011
Punjab is Pakistan's biggest province by population, accounting for 55.6 percent of the country total population according to the last census. The province has a substantial industrial and agrarian base, and the provincial government estimates that it contributes about 58 percent to Pakistan's GDP, with contributions of over 50 percent in each major sector.1 By any account, changes in development indicators in Punjab have a significant effect on weighted national indicators. This report on progress towards MDGs in Punjab is based on the PSLM 2010/11 and MICS 2011 data. Subsequent to the survey a number of significant changes have taken place which will impact provincial prospects of further progress towards MDGs; changes in the governance, constitution, fiscal parameters, security situation and above all the impact of the devastating floods of 2010.